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JODOROWSKY'S DUNE- New Documentary.

JODOROWSKY'S DUNE- New Documentary.

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2KMember2674 XPSep-04-2013 3:40 AM

JODOROWSKY'S DUNE, a do***entary by Frank Pavich, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. It tells the story behind legendary cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's staggeringly ambitious, but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel DUNE.

This fascinating do***entary explores the genesis of one of cinema's greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's (EL TOPO) adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger.

In 1975, following the runaway success of his art-house freak-outs EL TOPO and HOLY MOUNTAIN, Alejandro Jodorowsky secured the rights to Frank Herbert's Dune - and began work on what was gearing up to be a cinematic game-changer, a sci-fi epic unlike anything the world had ever seen.

Jodorowsky enlisted an elite group of artistic mercenaries, including French comic book artist Moebius, who illustrated the storyboards; screenwriter Dan O'Bannon (DARK STAR, ALIEN); artist H.R. Giger (ALIEN); and sci-fi paperback illustrator Chris Foss. For the cast, he lined up icons ranging from Salvador Dali and Mick Jagger to Orson Welles, and even his own son, who was put through two years of gruelling martial arts training to prepare for his role. Unfortunately, the film was never made.

Director Frank Pavich tackles one of cinema's most enthralling "what could have been" stories, weaving interviews with the charismatic Jodorowsky, his collaborators, and supporters (including DRIVE director Nicolas Winding Refn), together with animation to bring Moebius' storyboards to life.

Even though the project exists only in the imaginations of its creators, and as the hundreds of illustrations they left behind, Pavich's do***entary chooses not to dwell on failure, but rather celebrates the ways in which the creative dreams of Dune planted seeds for many other iconic films that came after it, from STAR WARS to ALIEN to countless more. This is an inspirational story about the power of the creative spirit, one that establishes Jodorowsky as a master of cinema and a true visionary of our time. COLIN GEDDES, TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE LONE GUNWOMAN

"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger

3 Responses to JODOROWSKY'S DUNE- New Documentary.

Sawa

NoobMember4 XPSep-05-2013 3:39 PM[center][/center]It'd be interesting if they detailed what George Lucas inherited from it for "STAR WARS" (1977). I once read that he got props, maybe even costumes to use. Jodorowsky's animated version of [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBktKOQGBYA]"The Incal"[/url] was another that fell through that was (mildly) anticipated. And with Lynch's "DUNE" (1984) ...certainly he needs go back, & re-edit/extend it, properly. Also, it wouldn't hurt to upgrade a few of the blue-screen effects when they're riding the worms. I wasn't aware of this do***entary, & will watch for it. Thanks Lone. ^_^ Bonus links: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNas99oEXBU]In Search of Moebius[/url] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4Vkyzrs1Fk]The Incal Trailer (Redux)[/url] [url=http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/cannes-film-review-jodorowskys-dune-1200483641/]Jodorowsky's Dune Review[/url] S:)

Svanya

2KAdmin4298 XPSep-10-2013 6:49 PMGod that's weird, I was just talking about this with a friend not too long ago. Great post Lone! :) Click->[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-oBEGF7uwE][b]Jodorowsky's Dune Trailer[/b][/url] Ridley Scott was supposed to Direct: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU5auv6E6iU][b]Ridley Scott on Dune[/b][/url]

Lone

2KMember2674 XPSep-21-2013 9:59 AMThanks Sawa & Svanya, nice links!! Totally agree with your Dune re-edit/effects upgrade comments Sawa! ;-) I can't wait to see this, especially the animation of the Moebius storyboards

THE LONE GUNWOMAN

"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger

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